[AMRadio] FS: Boatanchors and Related Stuff

Phil LaMarche plamarc1 at tampabay.rr.com
Tue Apr 24 10:40:10 EDT 2007

I want the slicer if it is available after radio's go.


Philip LaMarche
LaMarche Enterprises, Inc.
800-395-7795 pin 02
FAX 727-937-8834
NASFT # 30210

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Don Merz
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:36 AM
To: AM Radio List; BASWAPLIST; forsale-swap at mailman.qth.net; Glowbugs
Subject: [AMRadio] FS: Boatanchors and Related Stuff

For Sale: Boatanchors and Related Stuff. First come, first served. All
prices plus shipping. Pictures provided upon request as time permits. 

Military R390A/URR Receiver, Radio, Made by Collins s/n 377. HF military
receiver with mechanical digital tuning and fine capabailities. Contrat No/.
14214-PG-51. PTO is Collins s/n 5658, IF deck is Collins s/n 731, Crystal
Deck is Collins s/n 160, Power supply is stewart Warner s/n 994. This radio
is restored to cosmetic and operating excellence by Howard Mills in 2006.
Has RF deck cover and top and bottom covers. Unmodified. With Original
Military TM
11-5820-358-35 "Field & depot Maintenance Manual Radio Rceiver R-390A/URR 8
December 1961". Also printout from R390A web site and band-by-band
sensitivity test results. $1,295

Military R390/URR Receiver, Radio made by Motorola for Collins Radio Co. s/n
4554.  HF military receiver with mechanical digital tuning and fine
capabailities..Superbly restored to immaculate condition. by Howard Mills in
2006. With all 3 of the original manuals that were published for the R390
and band-by-band sensitivity test results. $1,195

Central Electronics Multiphase Sideband Slicer s/n 180. This is an SSB
adapter and q-multiplier for AM receivers. Slicer works great with R390A
Q-multiplier side is untested by me. Front panel is excellent. Cabinet
appears to have been repainted. 
With original CE brochure. $75. Won't sell until I see if R390 or 390A buyer
wants it.

Altec 1598A Amplifier Monitor. Amp and monitor speaker with source switch.
Perfect for use with  R390A and CE slicer above. Can select R390A output
directly or output from Sideband Slicer. Very Handy. Front panel is good
with some scratches. Rackmount unit currently mounted in junky wooden box.
Working as designed.
Solid state. $55 Won't sell until I see if R390A or R390 buyer wants it. 

Hallicrafters SX-115. Premium quality receiver from the heyday of boatanchor
receivers. Nice looking, though the cabinet top has some paint scuffs that
may or may not polish off. Front panel is excellent. No visible
modifications. This has some aluminum corrosion marks on top of the chassis
that are probably permanent. The underside of the chassis is clean. Untested
and as-is. $1050

Military RAO-6 HF Receiver s/n 909 made by National Radio Company. WWII Navy
HF receiver variant of National NC-100A. Covers BCB to 30Mhz. Contract
NXsr-38306 dated 7-31-44. This one has big paint scrapes on top and a faded
panel to left of dial.
Otherwise it looks pretty good. Untested and as-is.
With original preliminary manual. $199

National Rackmount HRO with rack, coil cabinet, power supply and speaker.
Early pre war HRO, about 1936.
With 9 Coils: 50 100kc, 100 200kc, 175 400kc, .5 1.0mc, .9 2.0mc, 1.7
4.0mc, 3.5 7.3mc, 7.0 14.4mc,14.0 30mc (the cabinet holds 5 of them, one
goes in the radio and the other three are in a National wooden coil box).
The whole thing except the power supply is currently in an ex-Altec dark
green desktop rack cabinet. Thie radio has been repainted with a number of
unoriginal holes filled in. The paint job was done with Krylon and is a bit
heavy. But the overall look of the radio is pretty good. The speaker was re
coned by Jackson speaker service. I restored the power supply and it is
working as designed. The receiver itself has not been touched and is
With original of newer HRO manual and Photocopy of older style. $485

National Desktop HRO-5TA1 with 11 coils, 2 coil boxes, and power
supply.1945-vintage HF receiver using plug-in coils. MFP stamped July, 1945.
With 11 Coils:
A, C, F, G, H, J, JA, JB, JC, JD, and JE in  2 wooden coil boxes, one for 3
coils and the other for 5 coils, plus the matching 697 power supply. This
radio has one scrape on the cabinet top but is otherwise wonderful looking.
Untested and as-is. With a selection of photocopied miscellaneous HRO
documentation. This has the factory-installed noise limiter. This is a
really clean, original HRO. $595

"Globe King 500"-based Homebrew Transmitter. This is a homebrew transmitter
in a 5 foot tall rack. It has 5 decks in the rack: 500B on top, speech amp,
modulator, modulator supply and RF deck supply. The key to this transmitter
is the stock WRL 500B RF deck (bandswitching 160-10 meters). The rest of the
rig is homebrew. But the circuit very closely follows the rest of the WRL
500B transmiter. The modulation transformer is a Thordarson 300W
Multi-match. With 3B28's in the power supplies. Rack has been repainted and
looks great with stainless steel rack hardware.
The mod deck has a cool windowed panel with a door that opens to allow
access. Electrically, the transmitter is in good shape and working--I've had
it on 80 meters. It sounds very good. I started to re-do the AC wiring to
the various decks and it is done, but still needs some tweaks (like power
switching!). The modulator deck had a bad KV meter on it. I have a
replacement meter for it, but you need to build the correct multiplier
resistor to go with it. But you don't need that meter to operate--in fact,
you could just eliminate the meter. The only other thing that you may want
to add is a T/R relay. The 500B RF deck has a good, strong 4-400A in it
instead of the WRL-specified 4-250. The 4-400A is loafing. The speech amp
section has been re-done and now sports a comnpressor that can be switched
in or out. With original WRL Globe King 500B manual and some builder's
handwritten notes. Pick-Up only in Pittsburgh, PA.

Hallicrafters SX 28 receiver with matching speaker.
This is in very pretty cosmetic condition. I took a front panel from a
hamfest radio, chose the best knobs from 3 duifferent sets, polished and
shned it all and it is eye-ctaching. The cabinet has a couple small bad
spots but is also excellent. This was working 2 years ago. It would probably
come up okay on a variac but I cannopt guarantee that. With original manual
and original military TM 11-874 military manual for AN/GRR-2.. Also have
many restoration notes taken off of the web. The matching speaker is the one
with the lowewr case "h" and it looks very good, though it has some surface
paint scratches on top. $575

Heathkit SB-620 Scanalyzer. 1967-vintage panadpter matches the Heathkit
SB-301. This looks very good or excellent. It is working but does not
display a signal from my SB-301. The IF is supposedly wired for 3395KC for
SB-301 but no signal and I didn't ever debug the problem. With original
manual. $120

Heathkit HO-10 Monitor Scopes. I have 4 of these:
Parts, Good, Better and Best. The HO-10 is a 1960's-vintage monitor scope
used as transmitter waveform monitor. 
BEST (on GWEIII): Looks very good or excellent and works well. Original
manual. $105
BETTER: Good front panel and cabinet. Working with come ripple and imperfect
stability. $90
GOOD: Front panel good. Cabinet has a couple scrapes and dents. Working with
come AC 
             on the trace. $85
PARTS: Front panel good. Cabinet has 2 big scrapes and
2 unoriginal holes. Power transformer has been removed. Has all tubes
including the CRT. $35

Heathkit SB-301 Receiver. 1966-vintage ham-bands receiver. Covers 80-10
meters plus WWV. With ower cable, CW, AM & SSB filters, SB-600 speaker.
Truly excellent cosmetic condition. Few cabinet scratches, Front panel is
pristine. Working well with some occasional control scratchiness. The SB-600
speaker is also excellent. With original full assembly manual & SB-600
manual. $160 including optional CW and AM filters, SB-600 speaker.

Heathkit SB-401 Transmitter. 1970's-vintage HF transmitter designed to
transceive with the SB-301 receiver. With HDP-121A Heathkit mic, original
manual, power cable, HM-15 refl power meter and SWR bridge.
Not as nice as the 301--it has some scratches. But it still looks great.
Working well. With original Aseembly manual. $140

Heathkit SB-630 Console With Clock, SWR meter and phone patch s/n 704-90253.
Operating console accessory for Heath SB-301/401 station. Clean and nice
cosmetic condition. The clock works and keeps good time. But it is noisy.
All other functions untested and as-is. With original manual. $89

Microcraft Morse A Keyer. Solid state keyboard keyer.
With wall wart (not original). This looks very good and is working but speed
pot is physically broken and sidetone volume pot doesn't do anything. With
original manual. $40. They were bought by MFJ and this unit was sold for
years under the MFJ brand name. Originally made by George Risk Industries.

Curtis KB-4200  Morse Keyboard. This is the grand-daddy of them all. It's
1974-vintage and I believe it is the first commercial morse Keyboard. The
later more keyboards all started out using the Curtis chip set. Selectable
speed, buffer memory, etc. Looks great. It appears to work, but I can't get
it to play a sidetone. With original sales brochure--I was never able to
find the manual. I beliebe these are rare. I have never seen another one on
the Internet or elsewhere. $99

Heathkit HD 1410 electronic keyer. 1975 vintage electronic keyer, all solid
state, iambic with built in paddles and sidetone oscillator/speaker. In
excellent cosmetic condition. Working perfectly (well, ahhh, cough, cough,
as "perfectly" as these ever worked, anyway). With manual copy. $40

HH Smith Code Practice Oscillator/Monitor. Tube type in the steel cabinet.

Plain "ham" straight key on thick lead and plastic base. Nice. $20

Vibroplex Vibrokey s/n 259732 on gray base. With 833 Broadway tag. Works
well. Single lever type. $75

Heathkit SA-5010 uMatic Keyer with wall wart, paddles & original manual.
Works great. $55

Heathkit HD-10 Electronic Keyer s/n 741-9799. Dirty but will clean up well.
Working.Complete and all original. With original manual. $35

Nye SSK-1-K Electronic keyer. Has some mods. Missing wall wart. Modified.
Needs work. $10

Ten Tec KR-1 with 2 unoriginal holes in top. $10

Homebrew "Moniscope" modulation monitor. Modified military BC 929
oscilloscope designed to let you monitor your modulation as well as the
received signal's modulation. Classic homebrew. Probably one of the most
popular military conversion projects ever published for a ham accessory. See
CQ magazine, April, 1954, page 15.  Nice homebrew. Untested. Modified
military airborne cabinet. With copy of April, 1954 CQ Magazine article. $20

Lafayette TE-25 C-R Analyzer with original manual.
This has transformer ratio measurement capability.
Untested. $45

E. H. Scott 800B AM/FM/SW Radio Receiver. With speaker. No cabinet.
Untested. Nice chrome. $250

E. H. Scott RCH Receiver. Rackmount. Needs Restoration, both electrical and
cosmetic. $75 SCP SC-500WM Watt Meter. Plain fwd/refl meter with large face.

Homebrew TO Keyer. Beautifully built. Western Electric Relay. No cabinet and
those exposed tubes all in a row sure make it look cool. Untested. $59

Thanks for looking.
73, Don Merz, N3RHT

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